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Population (year 2000): 30,496. Estimated population in July 2005: 29,433 (-3.5% change)
Males: 14,309 (46.9%), Females: 16,187 (53.1%)

Madison County

Zip code:

Median resident age: 35.4 years
Median household income: $31,213 (year 2000)
Median house value: $56,500 (year 2000)

Alton, IL residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Alton:

  • White Non-Hispanic (71.6%)
  • Black (24.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.7%)
  • Hispanic (1.5%)
  • Other race (0.7%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)

Ancestries: German (22.0%), Irish (12.2%), United States (8.2%), English (7.8%), Italian (3.5%), French (2.7%).Illinois

Elevation: 520 feet

Land area: 15.6 square miles

Alton,

For population 25 years and over in Alton

  • High school or higher: 81.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 7.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Alton city

  • Never married: 29.0%
  • Now married: 45.2%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 9.7%
  • Divorced: 13.4%

0.9% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -2,706 (-8.2%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MO Florissant, (13.4 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Louis, MO St. (19.7 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (265.3 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Alton, IL (3.9 miles East IL Godfrey, (4.4 miles Alton, MO West (5.1 miles River, IL (5.5 miles Wood Heights, IL (6.1 miles Rosewood IL (7.0 miles Hartford, IL Bethalto, (7.8 miles IL (7.9 miles Roxana,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $69,900
  • 1998: 17 buildings, average cost: $93,100
  • 1999: 12 buildings, average cost: $113,100
  • 2000: 12 buildings, average cost: $140,200
  • 2001: 10 buildings, average cost: $88,400
  • 2002: 7 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $98,600
  • 2004: 23 buildings, average cost: $101,800
  • 2005: 48 buildings, average cost: $90,200

Latitude: 38.90 N, Longitude: 90.16 W

Area code: 618

Alton, Illinois business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (25.6%), Manufacturing (15.1%), Retail trade (12.0%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (10.3%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,259 (+17.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,088 (39.8%)

Crime in Alton by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 4 2 1 2 1 3
    per 100,000 13.1 6.6 3.3 6.6 3.3 9.8
Rapes 20 26 47 43 47 30
    per 100,000 65.6 85.3 154.1 141.0 154.1 98.4
Robberies 42 44 105 65 105 58
    per 100,000 137.7 144.3 344.3 213.1 344.3 190.2
Assaults 141 173 192 156 192 203
    per 100,000 462.4 567.3 629.6 511.5 629.6 665.7
Burglaries 369 390 497 413 497 390
    per 100,000 1210.0 1278.9 1629.7 1354.3 1629.7 1278.9
Thefts 1,234 1,417 1,154 1,246 1,154 1,008
    per 100,000 4046.4 4646.5 3784.1 4085.8 3784.1 3305.4
Auto thefts 104 102 131 100 131 92
    per 100,000 341.0 334.5 429.6 327.9 429.6 301.7
447.0 499.5 593.9 513.7 593.9 485.2

Average climate in Alton, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Alton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 104% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/24/1967, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.2 miles away from the Alton city center killed 3 people and injured 216 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1981, a category 4 tornado 12.6 miles away from the city center injured 32 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Miles Davis - (1926-1991), jazz musician, Craig Hentrich - 2005 NFL player (Tennessee Titans, born: May 18, 1971), Joe Odom - 2005 NFL player (Chicago Bears, born: Dec 14, 1979), Lorenzo Taylor - College basketball player (Western Illinois Leathernecks), Luke Kreamalmeyer - Major League Soccer player (Real Salt Lake, born: Sep 28, 1982), Robert Pershing Wadlow - (1918-1940), tallest man in the world.

Main business address for: ARGOSY GAMING CO (SERVICES-AMUSEMENT & RECREATION SERVICES).


Hospitals/medical centers in Alton:
  • ALTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (ONE MEMORIAL DRIVE)
  • ALTON MENTAL HEALTH CENTER (4500 COLLEGE AVENUE)
  • SAINT ANTHONY HEALTH CENTER (ST ANTHONYS WAY)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Alton:
  • ST LOUIS REGIONAL (about 9 miles; ALTON/ST LOUIS, IL; ID: ALN)
  • LAMBERT-ST LOUIS INTL (about 18 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; ID: STL)
  • SCOTT AFB/MIDAMERICA (about 34 miles; BELLEVILLE, IL; ID: BLV)
Other public-use airports nearest to Alton:
  • ST CHARLES COUNTY SMARTT (about 18 miles; ST CHARLES, MO; ID: SET)
  • ST LOUIS DOWNTOWN (about 23 miles; CAHOKIA/ST LOUIS, IL; ID: CPS)
  • ST CHARLES (about 24 miles; ST CHARLES, MO; ID: 3SQ)

Amtrak station:
ALTON (3400 COLLEGE AVE.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 11 $37,992 $41,445 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 5 $20,643 $49,543 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 26 $84,601 $39,046 29 $12,549
Sewerage 20 $78,314 $46,988 0 $0
Health 1 $4,437 $53,244 1 $1,284
Streets and Highways 23 $77,005 $40,176 0 $0
Correction 2 $5,805 $34,830 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 17 $57,896 $40,867 1 $465
Police Protection - Officers 66 $307,638 $55,934 0 $0
Other Government Administration 15 $45,181 $36,144 1 $1,034
Fire - Other 1 $2,920 $35,040 0 $0
Firefighters 64 $276,885 $51,915 0 $0
Police - Other 19 $50,041 $31,604 1 $461
Totals for Government 270 $1,049,359 $46,638 33 $15,792
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alton:
  • LEWIS AND CLARK COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 6 miles; GODFREY, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,451)
  • SAINT LOUIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE-FLORISSANT VALLEY (about 15 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; FT enrollment: 3,749)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-ST LOUIS (about 17 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; FT enrollment: 9,715)
  • SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 19 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; FT enrollment: 10,286)
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-EDWARDSVILLE (about 19 miles; EDWARDSVILLE, IL; FT enrollment: 10,038)
  • WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (about 20 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; FT enrollment: 10,939)
  • SAINT LOUIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE-FOREST PARK (about 21 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; FT enrollment: 3,441)
Public high schools in Alton:
  • ALTON SR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,194; Location: 2200 COLLEGE AVE; Grades: 08 - 12)
  • CNTR FOR ED OPPOR (Students: 15; Location: 409 MAIN ST; Grades: 07 - 12)
Private high schools in Alton:
  • MARQUETTE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 367; Location: 219 EAST 4TH 8T; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • MISSISSIPPI VLY CHRISTIAN SCH (Students: 205; Location: 2009 SEMINARY ROAD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • CATHOLIC CHILDREN S HOME SPEC (Students: 100; Location: 1400 STATE STREET; Grades: 1 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Alton:
  • EAST MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 871; Location: 1035 WASHINGTON AVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • WEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 598; Location: 1513 STATE ST; Grades: 02 - 05)
  • HORACE MANN ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 417; Location: 2708 EDWARDS ST; Grades: 02 - 06)
  • J B JOHNSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 401; Location: 4200 HUMBERT ROAD; Grades: KG - 02)
  • EUNICE SMITH ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 339; Location: 2400 HENRY ST; Grades: 03 - 05)
  • MARK TWAIN ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 282; Location: 907 MILTON RD; Grades: KG - 02)
  • LOVEJOY ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 259; Location: 1043 TREMONT ST; Grades: 03 - 05)
  • MADISON CO EDUC THERAPY PGM (Students: 36; Location: 409 MAIN ST; Grades: 05 - 12)
  • MOTIVATIONAL ACHIEVEMNT CENTER (Students: 32; Location: 2512 AMELIA ST; Grades: KG - 08)
  • J B JOHNSON CAREER DEVELOPMENT (Location: 4200 HUMBERT RD; Grades: 00 - 00)
Private primary/middle schools in Alton:
  • ST MARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 203; Location: 536 EAST THIRD STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
  • SS PETER & PAUL ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 178; Location: 801 STATE STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST MATTHEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 141; Location: 1015 MILTON ROAD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • WESTMINSTER CHRSTN-RIVER BEND (Students: 20; Location: PO BOX 1127; Grades: 6 - 10)
  • TODDLE TOWNE LEARNING CENTER (Students: 20; Location: 3839 HUMBERT RD; Grades: KG - KG)
Library in Alton:
  • HAYNER P.L.D. (Operating income: $1,987,445; Location: 326 BELLE STREET; 164,726 books; 6,768 audio materials; 9,628 video materials; 368 serial subscriptions)
 

Alton compared to Illinois state average:
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Alton:
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KFNS (590 AM; 1 kW; WOOD RIVER, IL; Owner: MISSOURI SPORTS RADIO, LLC)
  • KRFT (1190 AM; 10 kW; DE SOTO, MO; Owner: ALL SPORTS RADIO, LLC)
  • WBGZ (1570 AM; 1 kW; ALTON, IL)
  • KJSL (630 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: WMUZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KTRS (550 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KTRS-AM LICENSE, L.L.C.)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • KFUO (850 AM; 5 kW; CLAYTON, MO; Owner: LUTHERAN CHURCH-MISSOURI SYNOD)
  • KATZ (1600 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KIRL (1460 AM; 5 kW; ST. CHARLES, MO; Owner: BRONCO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KSIV (1320 AM; 5 kW; CLAYTON, MO; Owner: BOTT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRTH (1430 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO)
Strongest FM radio stations in Alton:
  • W288AW (105.5 FM; ALTON, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • KATZ-FM (100.3 FM; ALTON, IL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLCA (89.9 FM; GODFREY, IL; Owner: LEWIS & CLARK COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WSIE (88.7 FM; EDWARDSVILLE, IL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, S. ILLINOIS UNIV.)
  • WMLL (104.1 FM; JERSEYVILLE, IL; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WVRV (101.1 FM; EAST ST. LOUIS, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KSIV-FM (91.5 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KEZK-FM (102.5 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KIHT (96.3 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KSHE (94.7 FM; CRESTWOOD, MO; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KSLZ (107.7 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFUO-FM (99.1 FM; CLAYTON, MO; Owner: THE LUTHERAN CHURCH-MISSOURI SYNOD)
  • KYKY (98.1 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WSSM (106.5 FM; GRANITE CITY, IL; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KWMU (90.7 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: THE CURATORS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI)
  • KSD (93.7 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WFUN-FM (95.5 FM; BETHALTO, IL; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KLOU (103.3 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFTK-FM1 (97.1 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WIL-FM (92.3 FM; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
TV broadcast stations around Alton:
  • W50CH (Channel 50; ALTON, IL; Owner: LIBERTY CHRISTIAN CENTER)
  • KSDK (Channel 5; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: MULTIMEDIA KSDK, INC.)
  • KPLR-TV (Channel 11; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KPLR, INC.)
  • K40FF (Channel 40; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: EBC ST. LOUIS, INC.)
  • KDNL-TV (Channel 30; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KDNL LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KTVI (Channel 2; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KTVI LICENSE, INC.)
  • KMOV (Channel 4; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KMOV-TV, INC.)
  • KETC (Channel 9; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: ST. LOUIS REGIONAL & EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV COMMISSION)
  • KPTN-LP (Channel 58; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KURT J. PETERSEN)
  • K49FC (Channel 49; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K64DT (Channel 64; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • K18BT (Channel 18; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K65FN (Channel 65; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WRBU (Channel 46; EAST ST. LOUIS, IL; Owner: ROBERTS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K38HD (Channel 38; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)

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